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NMSU announces finalists for vice president for university advancement

New Mexico State University has invited four finalists for the position of vice president for university advancement and president of the NMSU Foundation to campus for interviews. Campus visits are being scheduled for Feb. 5, 6, 11 and 13.

The finalists include:

Kevin Bean served as associate vice president for university development for major gifts at the University at Albany, Albany, N.Y., for four years. He also has served as vice president for development and interim president for the University of Northern Colorado Foundation Inc., Greeley, Colo. He is currently owner of Healthier 4U Vending in Glenville, N.Y.

Glenna Beyer is managing director for Institutional Advancement at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. She previously served in advancement positions for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Texas Tech University System. She also served as the executive director for the non-profit organization Prevent Blindness Texas and associate director for the Lubbock Area Foundation.

Cheryl Harrelson is the associate vice president for annual and special gifts, stewardship and special events at the Washington State University Foundation, Pullman, Wash. Previously she served as associate vice president for advancement information services at James Madison University and director of advancement services at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.

Joshua Merchant is the vice president for institutional advancement at Albion College in Albion, Mich. Previously he served as assistant vice president of advancement for the Interlochen Center for the Arts, the College of Business Administration senior director of development at Central Michigan University and as a major gifts officer at Michigan State University.

Each campus visit will include an open forum for faculty, staff and students to listen to a presentation from the candidates and ask questions. The forums will be webcast.

Each visit also will include a reception for the community to meet the candidates.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and the community are encouraged to participate and provide feedback at http://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/vpuafps/finalists2/.

Information on each of the finalists, including a resume and a full campus visit schedule will be posted as soon as possible at http://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/vpuafps/finalists2/.